The recent changes to the process no longer requires a signature from the chief law enforcement officer (CLEO). The process now requires that the CLEO be notified. The notification process simply requires that you mail the applicable copy of the ATF Form 4 to the CLEO.
The CLEO copy of the Form 4 states:
This form provides notification of the transferee’s intent to acquire and possess a National Firearms Act (NFA) firearm. No action on your part is required. However, shouldyou have information that may disqualify this person from acquiring or possessing a firearm, please contact the NFA Division at (304) 616-4500 or [email protected]. A “Yes”answer to items 14.a. through 14.h. or 16.b. or 16.c. could disqualify a person from acquiring or possessing a firearm. Also, ATF will not approve an application if thetransfer or possession of the firearm is in violation of State or local law.
Link to the Form 4 for your reading pleasure: